Famous Tamil actor and comedian Vivekh passes away at 59!

written by Ritika Nath | April 17, 2021

Talented Tamil actor and comedian Vivekh passes away at 59. On Friday, Vivekh suffered through a massive cardiac arrest while he was in his home. After he collapsed he was taken to the SIMS hospital where he was hooked up to an ECMO.However, on Saturday morning, the actor passed away.

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Dr. Raju Sivaswamy, Vice President, Medical Services, SIMS, said, “Vivekh had been put on ionotropic support, to help the heartbeat. But from about 2 a.m. on Saturday, his health began to decline, and the blood pressure would not hold." Resuscitation itself, after he landed in the hospital, took about 45 minutes. There is a condition called reperfusion injury that might occur after this procedure, and causes damage to tissues, when the blood returns to the organ. He could not survive this injury".

After the news of Vivekh’s demise broke out, many famous personalities condoled the death of the actor.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, “The untimely demise of noted actor Vivek has left many saddened. His comic timing and intelligent dialogues entertained people. Both in his films and his life, his concern for the environment and society shone through. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti.."

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Notable actor Rajinikanth said, Deeply saddened by the demise of my close friend, 'Chinna Kalaivanar' and activist Vivekh. Can't forget my association with him during the shooting of "Shivaji". "My deepest condolences to his family.  Let his atma attain peace!”


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Actor Kamal Haasan tweeted, Vivekh was someone who didn't think that his duty as an actor ended with just acting in movies. He wanted to do something for the society and did it too. It is a great loss for Tamil society.”


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